Gyashi Puja - 400 Offerings 四百供养禳解法会Date : Sunday, 1st July 2012
Time : 10-2pm, 2-5pm
Venue: Padma Wodling Dharma Centre
Address: 6B, 3rd Floor, Lorong 7, Geylang
Contact : 9813 9462 (for registration)
Website : http://www.padmawodling.org
Poster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79370303@N07/7406854106/Please pack in an 'ang pow' for each person 1) hair strands, 2) a piece of fabric from clothing that has been worn by the person and 3) fingernail cuttings. For persons unable to attend personally, do pack a piece of dough which has been rubbed on parts of their bodies which have sickness. The dough should not be rubbed on the forehead or heart area
欲参加四百供养法会的佛友，请您准备并包装在红包袋里1)您的头发 2) 穿过的衣物碎布片 3) 手指甲。若不能亲自出席法会者，必须多准备一小生面团预先在家搓擦身体有病痛的部位，（注意：不能擦额头和心间的部位）然后连同上述物品一起送来中心。 Symbolism and Pacification of the 4 Maras
During Buddha Sakyamuni's time, the Demi-gods (Asuras) often attacked the Heaven of King Indra. With compassion, Buddha Sakyamuni taught the Gyashi practice with the request of Vajrapani to save the King. The king was freed from the Mara of the Death after he performed the Gyashi practice.
Gyashi Puja means 400 offerings puja, to pacify the 4 MARAS. All the obstacles that we had experienced were caused by them. These are Mara of the son of god, Mara of defilement, Mara of death and Mara of form which are represented by white, red, black and yellow color respectively. They symbolize the 4 types of obscurations.
Through making offerings of 100 lamps, 100 tsa tsa, 100 tormas and 100 human form figures, one would have pacified the 4 MARAS where one can be freed of the obscuration of knowledge, the five poisons, obscurations of karmic causes and the obscuration of habitual tendencies respectively. Benefits:
The sutra and tantra have mentioned that when one performs the Gyashi practice, it will increase one's lifespan and merits and purify one's defilement and sufferings. This practice is performed when a person is severely sick, has a bad dream, encountering bad omen or misfortune and anticipating bad omen through prediction. 四百供养禳解法会“嘉希”（藏音）法会意即四百供养禳解法会，用以净化四魔。我们所经历的一切障碍都是此四魔所造。它们是天子魔，烦恼魔，死魔和蕴魔，个别以白，红，黑和黄色作为代表。它们表征着四种障碍。